Institution of Mechanical Engineers, London
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This address will have the new Railway Division Chair Richard McClean (Managing Director, Grand Central Rail) consider the appropriate role of engineering and engineers in contributing to the future railway industry in a complex and changing world.
In doing so, he will consider what the broader economy and society appears to require of the rail sector and what rail can realistically offer back so as to remain relevant to politicians, funders, suppliers, end users and staff. The address will highlight what the rail industry needs to do to become more attractive as a career choice for new generations of potential engineers and what the Railway Division should focus on to support this.
17:30 - Lecture Programme
17.30 – Registration
18.00 – Lecture
19.00 – Q&A
19.30 – Drinks reception begins
21.00 – Drinks reception ends
Richard McClean: Managing Director, Grand Central Rail
Richard joined the railway industry as an Engineering Management Trainee in 1982. He has undertaken a wide range of frontline railway engineering roles including as Production Director for LTS Rail and later GNER, East Coast Operator Project Director for the Intercity Express Programme with responsibility for ensuring that these DfT procured trains would successfully meet the needs of the East Coast Franchise and its passengers. In 2010, he was appointed as Managing Director of DB Regio Tyne and Wear and then Grand Central.
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